Thursday, October 31, 2013

Scary stories from the campfire

Battle of the Hook, 2013 By TTC Media
 TTC Media Photo
Open Letter to the Citizens of Gloucester County Virginia
Scary stories as told under the full moon during the Battle of the Hook weekend event.
Disclaimer and warning:  Do not read this if you have a heart condition, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, no blood pressure, or know someone that does.  As around most campfires people will tell ghost stories to scare everyone there.  There are no ghost stories told around the province campfire because what is happening is scary enough.
After the sun went down and the camp was settled for the night people gather around the fire to tell Scary stories.  It seemed like the thing to do on full moon in October in Gloucester County.
The stories were about how Officers of the Court were creating legal and illegal ways to steal our land for themselves.  The first story teller told about a Gloucester Attorney that has become the Middlesex County Attorney and tried to get an illegal ordnance passed to take property that was not in use.  (Reported in their county paper and on Mr. Thompson's Blog site.)  This scared a lot of the people around the fire and people have cold shivers going up their spines and it was not a cold night.  There were several other stories that were not as memorable and could not top this tale.  People were ready to call it a night when a person came out of the shadows and said he had a story to share.
He started the story, said it had to do with a current local Circuit Court Judge, who sat on a case in King Bill County to take peoples land for not paying their taxes on the land. Then when the land went up for sale this same judge with the lawyer that brought the case to court were able to buy over 2,000 acres of land for less than $1.50 per acre. We were told this is not the only questionable thing this judge has done relating to land.  The person went on telling us that is why the American Revolution was fought to protect we the people from injustices by the ruling class in England.  Then a noise was heard and everyone turned to see what was going on.  When we turned back the storyteller was gone and he could not be found.  The people around the fire commented on the authentic 1780 clothing the storyteller was wearing and they were not able to find reproductions that nice.  Over the weekend people looked for the storyteller to get more information but he was never seen again.
This story has nothing to do with any person alive or dead if it seems like it does it is coincidence and not done on purpose.  This is a work of fiction.
County residents tell the Supervisors they are to protect our rights not there to allow theft of our property.  You were elected to service us not to steal from us.  Our Officers of the Court should remember what they learned about our Constitutional Rights in school and should protect them and not find ways around them.  As officers of the Court you have an oath to uphold the Constitution of the US and Virginia.  They should all be held accountable.  To the citizens of Gloucester, especially county employees, if you know of questionable activities let us know so we can expose it to the light of day.
I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice.  Our founding fathers used common sense when establishing our founding documents. 
“For the Common Good. “
Alexander James Jay
P.S.  "While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian." –George Washington (1778)
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